CKAN Monthly Live 5 - November

This month’s CKAN Monthly Live will highlight The Pacific Data Hub - a central repository of reliable, current Pacific data. PDH provides authoritative data on a wide range of topics, from education, fisheries, and geoscience to energy, the environment and economic development. A selection of visualisation tools makes the data easy to access.

    17 November 2021 - 13:00
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This month’s CKAN Monthly Live will highlight The Pacific Data Hub - a central repository of data about the Pacific and from the Pacific. The platform serves as a gateway to the largest and most diverse collection of data and information about the Pacific across key areas including population statistics, fisheries, geoscience, agriculture, aquaculture, energy, education, human rights, climate change and oceans. A selection of visualisation tools makes the data easy to access.

Join us to hear Sioeli Tonga speak about their experience in trying to establish a sustainable data infrastructure. How did CKAN help accelerate the data management journey? What are the challenges of serving up data in a user-friendly way as a regional public good and how this helps Pacific Island governments in addressing the complex development, economic, social and environmental problems they face?

You will learn about some of the good practices when building the Pacific Data Hub on a modern platform to help streamline data delivery to the public. You will also learn about:

  • the Education Dashboard - a digital education dashboard that shows the status of education in the Pacific region as an additional dashboard of Pacific Data Hub
  • the MANA Dashboard - the Pacific Monitoring Alliance for NCD Action (MANA) dashboard that shows the status of NCD policy and legislation in Pacific Island countries and territories

About the project

The Pacific Data Hub is a result of almost two years of working round the clock to create the central repository of open data and knowledge products about the Pacific region. After a successful testing phase, on 1 December 2020 the full production phase was launched. PDH is developed as a CKAN+Drupal installation that seamlessly combines both platforms into a best-of-both-worlds CMS plus open data platform solution. It is hosted on an AWS infrastructure and optimised for CKAN+Drupal deployments. This foundation supports custom UI and data visualisations to provide an open data portal that is both beautiful and highly functional to the public.

About the Pacific Community

The Pacific Data Hub is an innovative programme of work, led by the Pacific Community-SPC and supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade. The Pacific Community (SPC) has been a custodian of Pacific data for decades and has been charged with a critical role in the compilation, updating and dissemination of the Pacific Sustainable Development indicator to assist countries in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals reporting requirements. The PDH is part of an emerging Pacific Data Ecosystem, a partnership between Pacific Island Countries and Territories, SPC and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme to promote greater coordination in data management, dissemination and uptake initiatives. All members and development partners work together to strengthen data management capabilities, develop capacity and improve data literacy within the Pacific region, ensuring that all data resources are well-managed, shared responsibly and used ethically.



  • Date: Wednesday, November 17
    Time: 13:00 UTC
  • Language: English
    Register: Reserve your spot here.
  • Frequency: Every third Wednesday of the month at 13:00 UTC

Zoom Meeting

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    Meeting ID: 861 8088 9272
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Meetings agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions – 5 min
  2. Presentation – 15 min
  3. Discussion / Q&A – 10 min
  4. Community sharing & announcements - 10 min
  5. Closing – 5 min

You can have a look at the [CKAN Monthly Live] Meeting Doc. Feel free to add items and things you’d like to discuss to the agenda.

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